State Fair to Feature Mental Health Day

For the first time the Minnesota State Fair will feature a Mental Health Awareness Day. Visitors can explore mental health and wellness resources through inspiring stage performances, music, demonstrations, yoga, information, and much more. More than 30 awareness-raising activities, many of them geared for children and teens, will be offered. The event is free with fair admission and will be held on August 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Dan Patch Park located next to the Grandstand.

The State Fair provides a unique opportunity to educate a very large and diverse group of people about mental health issues – something that touches almost every family in some way. Led by the MN State Advisory Council on Mental Health & Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health and NAMI Minnesota, 40 health organizations will participate in the day’s activities. Find detailed press release, here. To volunteer on Aug. 27, sign up here.

Volunteer at NAMI’s Education Booth
NAMI Minnesota will also have a booth in the Education Building at the Fair again this year.  Volunteers are needed are needed to work with NAMI staff to cover all 12 days of the Fair (August 23 to September 3). Sign-up to volunteer for a shift, here.  Contact volunteer.resources@namimn.org for more information.